India has welcomed Congo to International Solar Alliance. The External Affairs Ministry said Ambassador of Republic of Congo, Raymond Serge Bale signed the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement in the presence of Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy).
What is the International Solar Alliance (ISA):
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an action-oriented, member-driven, collaborative platform for increased deployment of solar energy technologies. Its basic motive is to facilitate energy access, ensure energy security, and drive energy transition in its member countries. The ISA was conceived as a joint effort by India and France to mobilize efforts against climate change through deployment of solar energy solutions.
Headquarter of ISA:
The Headquarters is in India with its Interim Secretariat being set up in Gurugram.
Member Nations of ISA:
A total of 107 countries have signed the ISA Framework Agreement.
- Out of 107 nations, 86 have signed and ratified the ISA Framework Agreement.
- All member states of the United Nations are eligible to join the ISA.
Observer Status to International Solar Alliance:
- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has granted Observer Status to the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
- It will help provide for regular and well-defined cooperation between the Alliance and the United Nations that would benefit global energy growth and development.
About Republic of the Congo:
Prime Minister: Anatole Collinet Makosso
Currency: Central African CFA franc